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How To Bevel The Edge?


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You know the bevel on strats and pretty much every guitar? How would I do that? I'm getting ready to make my first body, but don't know how to do the bevel. If I just use a sander, to I just sand the crap out of it until I like it, or is there a certain way I do it?

Are explorers, and Vs beveled? I'm thinking about just building a tele, so I don't have to worry about it.

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you mean the bevel on the outside of the body?

if so, look up 'chamfer bits' they go on routers and you can get alot of angels to give you what your looking far.

they do angles like this:


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that what you mean?

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You can get chamfer bits with a bearing on the bottom. The bearing rides against the flat cut of the side and insures a uniform cut. They work the same way as a round-over bit does. If you are careful and have a router table, you can use them on plexiglass or real thin wood and do your own beveled pickguards.

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